Oct 6, 2012 5:00am PDT
about obama care. he smoothly went into the points. he gave real smiles, but most of the smiles were in irritation to things he thought romney were saying that were absolutely ridiculous, like you have no idea how this job it was the smile he was giving romney. >> eventually it ended. >> yes. >> let's talk about the hugs and the handshakes at the end. what did you see there? >> yes. >> remember we talked about obama being in control in the beginning. that's the primacy effect and there's a recency effect at the end of the debate, the last thing a viewer remembers and it's very interesting. romney didn't want to leave the stage. kept staying and stretching it out. >> enjoying the moment. >> he wanted to be the last visual that we had of i won this debate. he just revelled in it and stayed and stayed and stayed, and obama left. >> what about obama's body language at the end though, did he seem -- he seemed to be sort of hunched over a little bit. >> he did. i thought that was very interesting. again, i do feel like he realized he didn't do well, and there was a point, even in his closi
Oct 6, 2012 11:00am PDT
to focus on the economy going, he instead spent his first three years fighting for obama care. >> by the way, the next moderator is cnn state of the union anchor, candy crowly. >> as paul said, it is the much anticipated vice president debate. our coverage begins at 7:30 eastern time. >>> all right, who wouldn't want to fly like an eagle? when we get back, we'll give and bird's eye view of the world. ♪ atmix of energies.ve the world needs a broader that's why we're supplying natural gas to generate cleaner electricity... that has around 50% fewer co2 emissions than coal. and it's also why, with our partner in brazil, shell is producing ethanol - a biofuel made from renewable sugarcane. >>a minute, mom! let's broaden the world's energy mix. let's go. mike rowe here at a ford tell me fiona, who's having a big tire event? your ford dealer. who has 11 major brands to choose from? your ford dealer. who's offering a rebate? your ford dealer. who has the low price tire guarantee... affording peace of mind to anyone who might be in the market for a new set of res? your ford dealer.
Oct 6, 2012 12:00am PDT
, that my life has shown that i care about the 100% and that has been demonstrated throughout my life. this whole campaign is about the 100%. when i become president, it'll be about helping the 100%. >> brown: still, president obama was having none of it. >> from the day we began this campaign, we've always said that real change takes time. it takes more than one year or one term, or even one president. it takes more than one party. it certainly can't happen if you're willing to write off half the nation before you even take office. >> brown: with the economy dominating the campaign, and with 12 million americans still unemployed, it was clear the punching and counter-punching over jobs will only grow more intense. and there's still one more monthly employment report coming-- on november 2, four days before election day. to help break down the jobs numbers, i am joined by neil irwin, economics reporter at the "washington post." and diane swonk, chief economist at mesirow financial. diane, start with you, was this big drop in the unemployment number a surprise or what's going on? >> we
Oct 5, 2012 5:30pm PDT
to 7.8% last month down 0.3 percentage points since august. the lowest since obama took office in 2009. they added 114,000 non-farm jobs. the non-farm sector is considered particularly sensitive to economic trends. 44,000 jobs were added in the health care sector. manufacturing employment edged down shedding 16,000 jobs. for analysis we spoke to gene maki. >> the unemployment rate has been falling. it's fallen from a peak of about 10% to about 7.8%. we think that decline will continue. so we believe that a year from now at the end of 2013, the unemployment rate will be at 7.1%. so moderate job growth is enough in the u.s. to push the unemployment rate down and that's what we've been seeing and continue to see. that's what we expect as we look ahead. we think if the fourth quarter job growth continues, reasonable 160,000 per month. and we do expect that to lead to further declines in the unemployment rate in coming months. the september employment rate will undoubtedly be seen as a positive factor for president obama's re-election. however, i'm skeptical that this one report is really g